[prMac.com] Goteborg, Sweden – Choofun Games HB today is pleased to announce BlockArt 1.1, an update to its 3d block-building app for iOS devices. BlockArt was until recently an app for the graphics community. Featuring automatic and realistic lighting and shadows, mostly appreciated by the knowledgeable graphics artist, this block builder was leading a stable and quiet life on the App Store.
That was until last week. With the release of version 1.1, the free edition of BlockArt quickly became one of the fastest climbers on the App Store, reaching top 30 in the Games/Simulations category within just a few days. “I don’t know what happened,” says Magnus Kylemark of ChooFun Games, the publisher of BlockArt. “Suddenly, everybody wants to build with blocks.”
BlockArt is an app for building 3d models out of small cubes, much like children build things out of wooden blocks or Lego pieces. This makes for a fast and easy way to test out a shape in 3d or just build something for fun. Advanced lighting techniques are running in the background to give the models a high level of depth and realism.
Perhaps part of the explanation comes from the amazing success of Minecraft, where a whole world is built from box shaped building blocks. Some fans of Minecraft can use an app like BlockArt to quickly test out designs before building it in the more laborious fashion of Minecraft. Building blocks where once the greatest toy for a child, and now, with the help of modern portable devices, building blocks are cool again!
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 3.1 or later
* 4.4 MB
Pricing and Availability:
BlockArt 1.1 is $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. There is also a free version available.ChooFun Games
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ChooFun Games is a software developer and publisher focusing on casual games and graphics applications. With a special interest in 3D graphics and physics, ChooFun Games wants to bring the exciting feeling of depth and reality to mobile phone and tablet screens across the world. Copyright (C) 2012 Choofun Games HB. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.